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December 14, 2012 10:38:03 PM

I'm researching GTX 570s for a rig that I'm building, and they all seem to be somewhere in the range of £200 - apart from one, which is more around £160. Too good to be true? I't s reputable eBay seller, with free delivery. I can't find any discrepancy amongst the specifications, apart from the fact that it claims to be 'manufacturer refurbished', and it doesn't mention memory clock - it only mentions RAMDAC speed, which is at 400Mhz. It also mentions needing a power supply of above 650W, with at least one 8-pin and 6-pin external connector.

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Product Information
The GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 570 is a 1280 MB graphics card using NVIDIA technology. The core clock speed of this GIGABYTE GeForce graphics card is 780 MHz, the shader clock speed is 1560 MHz, and the memory clock speed is 3800 MHz. With a 2560x1600-pixel digital maximum resolution and 2048x1536-pixel analog maximum resolution, this GIGABYTE GeForce graphics card is ideal for large screens and graphics-intensive prog. Additionally, NVIDIA 3D Vision technology allows user to view 3D digital photographs and 3D movies on the computer screen. The GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 570 uses a 320-bit memory bus, a PCIe 2.0 card bus, and a 40 nm process technology. In addition, this 1280 MB graphics card features Dual-link DVI-I*2/mini-HDMI connection with HDCP protection for high-definition content. The GPU measures 28 cm in length by 13.7 cm in depth by 4.3 cm in height. Moreover, the power requirement for this GIGABYTE GeForce graphics card is 600 watts with one 6-pin and one 8-pin external power connector.

Product Identifiers
Brand Gigabyte
Model GeForce GTX 570, (1280 MB)
MPN GVN570OC13I
UPC 4719331303112

Key Features
Card Chipset NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
Card Interface PCI Express
Maximum Resolution 2560 x 1600
Multiple Card Support SLI

Processor
GPU Clock Speed 780 MHz

Memory
Installed Memory 1280 MB
Memory Technology GDDR5
Memory Bus Width 320-bit
RAMDAC Speed 400 MHz

Connectivity
Display Interface DVI x 2
Output Interface HDMI

Miscellaneous
Supported Operating Systems Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP
Compatible Platforms PC
Other Features SLI Multi GPU Ready

And here is the PSU that I intend on using:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00647HXBC/ref=asc_df_B00647...


I just need to make sure that they fit together adequately. Thanks!

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December 14, 2012 10:48:34 PM

It's ebay, and why it might be a problem. Is it used? Are you SURE.....
December 14, 2012 10:54:55 PM

'manufacturer refurbished' - your call. ebay does carry some risk element.
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